What's better than Brian Williams slow-jamming the news? Brian Williams making the news by running for president. Of course, the NBC Nightly News host has yet to make any overtures suggesting that a political campaign might be in his future, but that hasn't stopped a grass roots campaign from forming in his honor. As of today, BrianWilliamsForPresident.com is a real thing complete with campaign ads, posters and volunteer sign up forms.
If you've been paying attention at all to world news, you know that between the crisis in Ukraine and the fighting in Gaza, things are looking bleak. The grim reality is fairly inescapable, but that doesn't mean Stephen Colbert won't try his best to avoid it. Hey! Look over there! It's Prince George taking his first steps! The world is a beautiful place and the future looks bright. Eh, not so much.
In his second night as host of "The Daily Show," John Oliver continued his "Good News! You're Not Paranoid" coverage of the NSA scandal, this time going after Republicans who approve of the government listening in on all of our personal communications. He first took issue with John McCain's assertion that if this were September 12, 2001 no one would have a problem with the invasion of privacy. "But that's not really the point is it?" asked Oliver.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".